Bashagha calls on Germany to "pressure countries supporting Haftar to stop stirring up discord"

Alwasat Staff Mon 17 Aug 2020, 04:48 PM
alwasat radio

The Minister of Interior for Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA), Fathi Bashagha, said that the outcomes of the Berlin conference are the beginning of a political solution in Libya, calling on European governments, especially Germany, to “put pressure on the countries supporting (Army Commander Marshal Khalifa) Haftar in order to stop stirring up discord and widening the gap between the people of one nation."

This came during a meeting between Bashagha and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, at GNA headquarters in Tripoli on Monday, according to a ministry statement.

Bashagha valued the efforts of the German government to establish peace and security in Libya while referring to the slowdown in oil production and "the political division that the country is currently witnessing."

The minister touched on the issue of illegal immigration and human trafficking as a problem threatening the security of the region in particular and Libya in general, indicating that Libya alone still bears the burden of this problem that threatens its national security.

For his part, Maas expressed his regret at what happened inside Libya and how the country became distanced from the outcomes of the Berlin conference, which were not achieved on the ground. Stressing the need to stop the fighting immediately, as its continuation reflected negatively on the production and export of Libyan oil.

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